Topics: Judaism, Israel, Rosh Hashanah Pages: 2 (762 words) Published: January 14, 2013
Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish holiday that I chose to talk about is Rosh Hashanah. After reading what this holiday is, I found it very interesting. There are over five different types of Jewish holidays that Jewish people celebrate. Every holiday has a different meaningful meaning that helps people out or brings joy to their life. Rosh Hashanah is new years for the Jewish community, it is the time that people think about their mistakes they did in the past and try not do it again in the future. This holiday has many names such as Day of Judgment or Day of Memorial. Rosh Hashanah starts in September but every year the date changes but the month does not. In 2012 Rosh Hashanah started September 16 and ended September 18 (When is Rosh Hashanah in 2013?, 2012). This year it starts on September 4 and ends September 6. It always starts in the evening and end also in the evening after 2 days. This holiday is in between two other holidays just a couple of days apart. The month that Rosh Hashanah lays on is called Tishrei that the Jews believe that god created the world, so in another words it is the birthday of the world in books and minds of Jewish people. This holiday goes way back to the BC era where Jesus Crist was born.

The religious practice associated with this holiday is a very long service. Also when Rosh Hashanah hit no Jews can work on those two days. This holiday and New Year’s Eve are somewhat similar such as it is a day to celebrate and not dwell on the past. “Rosh Hashanah is a happy, festive holiday, but somewhat more solemn than American New Year. Like American New Year, it is a time to look back at the past year and make resolutions for the following year. It is also a wake-up call, a time to begin mental preparations for the upcoming Day of Atonement”, (Rich, 2004). “The Rosh Hashanah prayer service is one of the longest of the year. Only the Yom Kippur service is longer”, (News4Kids, 2009). Rosh Hashanah mass starts bright early in the morning like...
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